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Viking microwave VMOS200 timer works but no microwave or turn table

Microwave and turn tabe inoperative, timer and light works. Missing the silver cardboard square by the light.

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  • dberlin101 Nov 20, 2008

    turn table does not work

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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or occasionally a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up (and/or push down) on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:.

The square piece you mention is the waveguide cover and it will need to be replaced. It provides important protection for the magnetron.

To buy one, you can contact Viking here or call 1-888-845-4641.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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On these, this is usually due to a failing bottom door switch, or its mount. Sometimes the door can also get misaligned due to slamming.

See my help file on door switches here.

The Viking VMOS200 is essentially just a rebranded Sharp R-530E-series oven. The R-530E service manual is here and it's helpful in working on your unit.

All the internal parts will be the same, but outer parts are cosmetically different.

You can order Sharp parts from Encompass here or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

Viking Customer Support is at 888-845-4641.

For Viking parts, on the West Coast call 1-800-488-9868. Otherwise call Hadco at 800-241-9152 or see http://www.hadco.net.

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it has nothing to do with the magnetron. first you have to fix step one. then you will know if the magnetron is bad. its one or two of the primary switches on the bottom of the switch tower. usually with these mw if you dont press cancel to stop the mw, and you just push the latch to stop it, those wires heat up and cause the microswitches to burn and loose proper contacts.

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r contact Distinctive (Viking's parts supplier) at 248-380-2007 if you'd prefer their version.

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See this file on door switches. If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

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